Information about Ambroxol

Ambroxol Uses

Ambroxol is used in the treatment of Respiratory tract disorders associated with viscid mucus.

How Ambroxol works

Ambroxol is a mucolytic medication. It thins and loosens mucus (phlegm) in the nose, windpipe and lungs making it easier to cough out.

Common side effects of Ambroxol

Nausea, Vomiting, Upset stomach
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Expert advice for Ambroxol

  • Ambroxol helps in thinning and removal of the mucus (slimy and sticky substance) from the airways, thereby treats various respiratory conditions.
  • Measure the syrup with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon.  
  • Do not use Ambroxol for more than 14 days, without your doctor’s advice.
  • Inform your doctor if you have suffered or are currently suffering from any stomach, liver or kidney problem. 
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for Ambroxol


Q. Is Ambroxol good for dry cough?

No. Ambroxol is more effective in the treatment of productive cough associated with thickened mucus and poor mucus clearance

Q. Does Ambroxol make you sleepy?

No, Ambroxol is not known to make you sleepy.


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